What's New in Saratoga

The Times Union just broke news that the Saratoga Casino and Raceway has dropped plans for a full-blown casino in Saratoga. Apparently they are considering an East Greenbush location instead. More on that here

Charlie Samuels, a local photographer and member of Saratoga 58% (an activist group against expanded gaming in Saratoga), wrote this in an email to us:

upsate.jpgThe first-ever Taste of Upstate Wine, Food, & Music Festival will take place this weekend at the Canfield Casino and the Saratoga City Center from April 18th to April 19th, 2014.

Showcasing local wines, beers, food, artisan crafts, and music, the festival is proving that nobody does it better than Upstate NY! 

The festival features two fun-filled events on Friday, April 18th and Saturday, April 19th.

Fall is for apple picking and spring is for maple sugaring. Whether you've gone to a local maple festival or you're just in the mood for some of that nectar of the Adirondack gods, check out these maple recipes to satisfy your cravings. 

Saratoga Springs oozes elegance and charm; from its unique boutiques that line the streets to the delicious cuisine that can be found on any corner, Saratoga is definitely the place to be. This Spring, Saratoga will welcome a new hotel that will further enhance this town's beauty and prestige: The Pavilion Grand. The new hotel will be opening in the upcoming months and promises to be all you could hope for (and more).

Yeah, I know what you're thinking: it doesn't look like spring! Well, you're right...it sure doesn't. For those of you out-of-towners, here's a shot of the ironic first day of spring in Saratoga Springs:

Forget spring; summer is in the air! Okay, so there might be piles of snow outside, but today we start the countdown to summer!

100 days til summer

To kick off our 100 days 'til summer countdown, we have come up with 100 things we're looking forward to about summer in Saratoga:

The bluish-white words "The Wine Bar" are illuminated on the sidewalk in front of the picturesque Broadway restaurant that sits lofted above the sidewalk. The Wine Bar's 14-year tenure at this ideal location is getting a refreshing update under new Restaurant Manager Matt Campion and Executive Chef Cameron Nealey.


Hey, Skidmore students: if you didn't fly out to the Bahamas this spring break, chances are you're chilling in your Northwoods or New Scrib apartment, trying to "study" and "get a head start on your thesis," but we've got some distractions for you that aren't Netflix. Stop wondering what food your roommate won't notice if you eat and check out these spring break ideas to have a staycation in Saratoga.


Dr. Seuss lives on in the homes and hearts of families every day, but especially on his birthday week, we love to celebrate all things Seuss! March 2nd is when Theodor Seuss Geisel was born, and if he were still living today, he'd be 110 years old!

To commemorate his special day, many local libraries and bookstores held special Seuss events this past weekend. But here at Saratoga.com, we are remembering Seuss by giving his well-known classic "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish" a Saratoga twist!

Opera Saratoga's Opera to Go presents the children's opera The Billy Goats Gruff throughout the month of March, a magical opera infused with Mozart, Donizetti and Rossini.

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